Inuit Art Auction

November 22, 2016

LOT 83

Lot 83

CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)

CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)
Lot 83 Details
CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999), Spence Bay / Taloyoak


stone, bone, antler, musk ox horn
signed in syllabics, mid 1980’s
17" x 14" x 7.5" — 43.2 x 35.6 x 19.1 cm.

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $24,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)
  • CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)
  • CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)
  • CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)
  • CHARLIE UGYUK (1931-1999)

Acquired directly from the artist by the consigner’s mother who lived and worked in Spence Bay during the 1980’s. Examined and appraised in 1988 by two employees of Hudson Bay Company Northern Stores, Inuit Marketing Service at which time the work was declared “a magnificent devil” and an “excellent benchmark for future spirits by this artist.”


Ugyuk has created the effect of a demon or devil taking flight by constructing a vertical support for the intricately carved demon to sit atop.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 83

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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